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Harvard University Leases Former WGBH Property on Western Avenue in Allston

Mar 24, 2010

Earthwatch Institute, a leading international nonprofit environmental organization, will move its world headquarters to Allston this spring, Harvard University announced on March 24, 2010.

Earthwatch, an organization committed to scientific research and environmental education, has a staff of approximately 50 and will occupy 15,000 square feet of Harvard-owned property at 114 Western Avenue that once served as the headquarters of WGBH. The move is scheduled for April 26.

To celebrate its arrival in the community, Earthwatch will offer three fellowships for Allston/Brighton public school teachers, who will be able to join one of its research expeditions to advance public understanding of science and the changing environment. Earthwatch also envisions lectures, open houses, and other forms of outreach to the neighboring communities.

The lease agreement between Harvard and Earthwatch is another step in the University’s on-going commitment to lease and activate its properties in Allston.

Earthwatch will host open houses in the new Allston headquarters in June to introduce itself to its Allston and Harvard neighbors, as it explores ways to strengthen its local ties and engage the surrounding community in its mission.

For more information on Earthwatch and its Harvard connections,
click here.

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